Nate McLouth narrowly misses snagging Ryan Braun's triple in Tuesday's first inning. (AP)
By Jenifer Langosch / MLB.com
In a night filled with lead changes and seesaw action, the Pirates looked as if they would emerge victorious after Steve Pearce's two-run, go-ahead homer in the eighth inning. It wasn't to be, however, as T.J. Beam allowed a walk-off homer that spoiled Jeff Karstens' stellar outing and Nyjer Morgan's four-hit, two-RBI effort.
BATTING HR: Pearce (2, 8th inning off Mota, 1 on, 0 out). TB: Morgan 4; Sanchez, F; McLouth;
Pearce 5; LaRoche, An. RBI: Morgan 2 (7), Sanchez, F (51), Pearce 2 (13). 2-out RBI: Morgan 2; Sanchez,
F. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McLouth 2; Sanchez, F 2; Karstens; Mientkiewicz. SAC: Sanchez,
F. Team RISP: 2-for-10. Team LOB: 9.
BASERUNNING SB: Morgan (9, 2nd base
off Bush/Kendall), Pearce (2, 2nd base off Coffey/Kendall).
FIELDING E: Morgan (1, fielding),
McLouth (1, throw).
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